TDS names Mesquite, Nevada resident its volunteer of the quarter

TDS Telecom (TDS®) has named Mesquite, Nevada resident Kevin Didriksen its Volunteer of the Quarter. Didriksen is a Direct Sales Representative for TDS.

In the nomination letter it was noted Kevin has helped the community of Mesquite, Nevada, for many years. "He always puts the person he's interacting with above himself. Whether he's helping a senior citizen with groceries or a customer save what they can on TDS' services, Kevin does as much as he can whenever he can."

The desire to help started for Kevin at the age of 16. After his mother died from mental-health challenges, he started working to help pay for household expenses.

He then found Thanksgivings were difficult times for Kevin, so he volunteered at a senior center serving dinner. "I didn't want to do many family things at that time. I just wanted to keep busy, and this was the perfect way to do that," Didriksen said.

As a young adult, Didriksen went to city hall to ask what he could do in his community and they suggested getting involved with the Salvation Army. He rang bells at Salvation Army red kettles and helped with the Salvation Army Toy Drive.

"We collected and delivered toys. During the delivery, some of the kids would light up seeing the gifts. The parents would sometimes cry and thank us. It made you feel really good," Didriksen said.

Didriksen has also been involved with a local food pantry, the Southern Nevada Home Builders Home Aid program, the Southern Utah Home Builders Association, and the Mesquite Recreation Center.

Congratulations to Kevin Didriksen on being named a TDS Volunteer of the Quarter.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 | cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 2,900 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless; broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses, UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated August 2021

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